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Kdence Team Adds Seasoned Public Affairs Veteran as Chief of Staff

Public affairs firm Kdence adds seasoned communicator and leader Ann McCain to its leadership roster as Chief of Staff. Kdence is an experienced and competitive team of political and public affairs consultants built to win. From ballot measures to presidential campaigns, to digital strategy, to grassroots advocacy, Kdence’s deep bench of results-oriented team members have secured victories on all sides of the ballot. Their industry knowledge and high-impact campaign tactics are essential to ensuring success on election day. 

McCain’s professional experience began on Capitol Hill, working for members of Congress and on a presidential campaign during the New Hampshire primary. She applied her political work to communications and marketing positions with both non-profits and businesses, eventually returning to Washington, D.C., to build a ten-year career with one of the largest independent public affairs firms in the country. Her expertise includes leading grassroots field campaigns impacting federal, state, and local policy and managing public affairs field operatives from all fifty states.   

McCain has successfully managed teams and individuals for more than 25 years by focusing on what all employees crave: high quality and realizable communication that builds trust, laying the foundation for high-performing teams. She is an adept communicator and collaborative leader with experience managing teams in public affairs, non-profit, political, business, and professional services sectors. McCain is a relationship builder and problem solver with a deep commitment to advancing business priorities by strengthening culture and developing talent. McCain joins the team after three years with the American Clean Power Association, where she served as Senior Director of Advocacy, leading ACP’s state coalitions program and national grassroots network in support of clean energy industry priorities 

“We are thrilled to add Ann to the Kdence team. With more than 25 years of experience and a substantial background in local, state, and federal elections, Ann brings a wealth of knowledge. We are excited to see her flourish in her new role and continue to elevate our work,” said John Stineman, President of Kdence.